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  1. Apt. Lease: Right of Use (Nutzniessung) vs. Owner?

    Thanks again jeba! Now I just have to decide if I want to be sandwiched between a father and son.  
  2. Apt. Lease: Right of Use (Nutzniessung) vs. Owner?

    Finally, what would happen to my lease if the Nießbrauch, father (age 93), dies? Can the son, the owner, terminate my lease? Or raise the rent? Or?
  3. Apt. Lease: Right of Use (Nutzniessung) vs. Owner?

    Thanks very much jeba! Very helpful to have a first-hand, been-there, perspective! (It's an odd arrangement, to say the least. I hope it worked out for you in the end w/o any issues)
  4. Apt. Lease: Right of Use (Nutzniessung) vs. Owner?

    Again, thanks for all the help PandaMunich! So appreciated!   It appears I could be allowed to look at such a document - after I become a tenant: Tenants of a residential or commercial property are also permitted to request inspection of the land register. In this way, the tenant can determine whether the landlord is actually the owner of the property.    
  5. Apt. Lease: Right of Use (Nutzniessung) vs. Owner?

    One last question, is the "usufruct" contract available to the public - a public record in a govt. office? My understanding is that potential buyers or renters  have a right to see such a document.   Nießbrauch oder Wohnrecht vorbehalten? Um solche Situationen bereits im Keim zu ersticken, gibt es eine relativ einfache Lösung. Der übertragende Elternteil muss sich im Rahmen der Übertragung der Immobilie das Recht vorbehalten, die Wohnung oder das Haus weiter zu Wohnzwecken nutzen zu dürfen. Ein solches Nutzungsrecht kann man auf zwei Arten sicherstellen: Man kann ein Wohnungsrecht im Sinne von § 1093 BGB oder einen so genannten Nießbrauch nach §§ 1030 ff. BGB vereinbaren. Beide Rechte müssen zwingend als Belastung in das Grundbuch der jeweiligen Immobilie eingetragen werden, damit sie gegebenenfalls auch gegenüber Dritten (Erwerbern der Immobilie) geltend gemacht werden können.
  6. Apt. Lease: Right of Use (Nutzniessung) vs. Owner?

    Thank you, PandaMunich! Very helpful - much appreciated!  
  7. Does anyone know what specific rights can be exercised by a person has who has the "right of use" (Nutzniessung?) of a property? How do these rights differ from the rights of the legal owner of the property? Here's the context: A son owns a property - a house. The father has "right of use" (Nutzniessung?) of the property (house). House has 3 apartments. Father and son live in separate apartments (#1 + #2) and want to rent 3rd  apartment. Father claims he has the right to decide who will rent the 3rd apartment and is showing the apartment to potential tenants and establishing the terms and conditions of the lease. Son is not involved at all in the rental of the apartment. Questions: 1. Does anyone have experience or helpful info. about "right of use" (Nutzniessung?) of a property? 2. Do both father and son have to sign the apt. lease (contract)? 3. Who is legally responsible for any issues that may arise with tenants? (I assume the owner).
  8. Retiring to Germany as a U.S. citizen

    Mako 1 is correct. In the case above with cyberJason, I believe the U.S. SS would be reduced due to the "windfall" he would receive from the German pension system. However, I do wonder how well the 2 governments are able to keep track of all the numbers. It's also odd that the U.S. SS system gave these responses for cyberJason: "Did you or your employer make mandatory contributions to the pension system from which you receive, or will receive, your foreign pension?'' Answering No results in the WEP not applying; answering Yes, results in WEP applying."